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America and Independence #05

Pattern Category: Heraldic and Commemorative

Series: America and Independence

Alternate Names: Building, sheep on lawn

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 9 inches


The series to which this plate belongs is also known as The States Series, as well as The States Border Series, due to the states' names in the border.  Lady Justice is on the left, holding a portrait medallion of George Washington, and Lady Justice is on the right.  There is also a Masonic symbol.  There are two views that have sheep on the front lawn and a mansion in the background, this, where the drive is next to the house, and number 15 where the drive encircles the sheep and winds upward toward the house and passes in front of it.

Recent discoveries and the research efforts of author and lecturer Dick Henrywood indicate that all of the center views in this series are British.  The source prints for these views have led to the specific identificatiion of all the structures, save one.  This view is Lartington, Yorkshire, and appears in an article by Dick Henrywood in Ceramics in America 2011, entitled "The States Border Series by Ralph & James Clews", as figure 12 on p. 108.